archeological chemistry

archeological chemistry

[¦är·kē·ə¦läj·i·kəl ′kem·ə·strē]
(archeology)
The application of chemical techniques to the study of the material remains of the cultures of historical or prehistorical peoples, for example, to ascertain the age or composition of such remains.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.